2013 Volvo XC60

Rating8.0

Ranked #5 in Compact Suv

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2013 Volvo XC60 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2013 Volvo XC60 is a crossover meant to deliver utility, and it is this quality that makes the 2013 Volvo XC60 a top choice for families. The modern look carries over inside the XC60. Soft curves and interesting details express the distinctive qualities of Swedish furniture, while a variety of high-quality materials and classy trim accents give off a uniquely upscale vibe.

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ProsConsWhat's New

Comfortable Ride

Non-user-friendly interior controls

Road sign detection

Powerful turbocharged engine

Base engine leaves much to be desired

Both T6 trims get a transmission sport mode

Assuring safety scores

Keyless entry is added for the top 3.2 trim

Over All Rating

8.0

Out of 10

Pricing and Features8.00
Pricing and Feature9.00
Features9.00
Engine and Performance7.50
Fuel Economy6.00
Interior8.00
Exterior9.00
Safety9.80
Competition6.00
Notable Rankings

#5 in Compact Suv

#6 in Suv


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Trims

Base$34,200 onwards

  • 18-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • 1St row LCD monitor
  • ABS and driveline Traction control
  • Cloth Seat trim
  • Dual zone automatic front air conditioning
  • Heated mirrors
  • Rain sensing windsheild wiper
  • Rear Fog/driving lights
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Sirius AM/FM/HD/Satellite

Premier$37,300 onwards

  • Leather Seat trim
  • Sliding and tilting glass Sunroof

Premier Plus$39,200 onwards

  • Parking assist

Platinum$41,900 onwards

  • Navigation system
  • Parking assist

R-Design$44,850 onwards

  • 20-inch silver aluminum Wheels

R-Design Premier Plus$46,250 onwards

R-Design Platinum$48,950 onwards



Colors and Styles

2013 Volvo XC60 in Admiral Blue color
Admiral Blue

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2013 Volvo XC60 is a luxury SUV that seats five people. It is available in 3.2, T6, and T6 R-Design trim levels. Each trim is further available in Standard, Premier Plus, and Platinum sub-trims, while the 3.2 gets an additional Premier sub-trim. The 2013 Volvo XC60 3.2 comes with a 3.2-liter inline-6 that produces 240 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. 


Features
9.0/10

The 2013 Volvo XC60 is offered in three models: XC60 3.2, XC60 T6, and the XC60 T6 R-Design. The 3.2 is further available in the Base, Premier, Premier Plus, and Platinum trim levels, whereas the T6 and T6 R-design are offered in Base, Premier Plus, and Platinum trim levels. The 3.2 comes standard with FWD, while the other two models employ AWD. The complete distribution of features across the trims and sub-trims is given below in the table.

Trim

XC60 3.2

XC60 T6

XC60 T6 R-Design

MSRP (FWD)

$35,245

N/A

N/A

MSRP (AWD)

$37,245

$41,545

$45,745

Key Features

Dual-zone Climate Control 

Leather Upholstery 

Sport Steering Wheel

 

Cruise Control

Power Passenger Seat

Sport Seats

 

Cloth Upholstery

12-speaker Sound System

Keyless Drive With Personal Car Communicator (PCC) 

 

8-speaker Sound System

Navigation System

 

 

Leather-wrapped Tilt-and-telescoping Steering Wheel

Rearview Camera

 

 

Auto-dimming Rearview Mirror

 

 

 

Power Front Seat

 

 

We recommend

Even though the base 3.2 trim of the SUV has more than enough features to keep you in comfort, it fails to offer an impressive performance from its engine, thus we would recommend the T-6 trim for better performance. Apart from the solid feel from the engine under the hood, it also keeps the price tag in check when compared to the upper R-Design trim which costs at least $4,000 more.

Engine and Performance
7.5/10

The Volvo XC60 is available with two engine options. Models with a 3.2 designation have a six-cylinder engine with 240 horsepower, which struggles to get the SUV up to speed with urgency. The T6 and R-Design models have a turbocharged six-cylinder that is tuned to 300- and 325-horsepower, respectively. Either version of this engine is a far better match for the SUV than the base power plant.

The six-cylinder offers strong acceleration at city speeds, robust passing power on the highway, and a decent fuel economy of 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. The XC60 3.2 gets 19/25 mpg city/highway. Volvo estimates that the 3.2 takes 9.1 seconds to go from zero to 60 mph, which would be quite slow for the luxury SUVs against which it competes.

Model

2013 Volvo XC60

2013 Acura RDX

2013 Audi Q5

2013 BMW X3

MSRP 

$34,350

$34,320

$35,900

$38,850

Engine

3.2L I6

3.5L V6 

2L I4

2L I6

Drivetrain

FWD 

FWD 4-Door

quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium

AWD 4-Door xDrive28

Transmission

6 speed Geartronic automatic 

6 speed automatic

8 speed triptonic automatic 

8-speed automatic transmission

Power (hp)

240

273

211

240

Torque (lb-ft)

236

251

258

260

0-60 MPH (seconds)

6.4

6.3

5.5

6.5

Quarter Mile (mph)

97

93.9

96.5

90.8

Top Speed (mph)

157

148

139

150

The T6 R-Design gets a more powerful version of this engine, good for 325 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic and all-wheel drive are also standard. On paper, the Volvo XC60 seems comparable to its competitors in terms of its engine performance, however, in reality, the performance leaves much to be desired. However, despite not having a responsive punchy engine, it has the highest top speed among its competitors.

Fuel Economy
6.0/10

The fuel economy for the 2013 Volvo XC60 actually leaves a lot to be desired. The Base XC60 models earn an EPA rating of 19/25 mpg with all-wheel drive. The problem with that is that we can think of plenty of three-row SUVs that meet the highway number. And if you upgrade to the T6 or R-Design, the numbers dip to 17/23 mpg, which are numbers you'd otherwise see for some vehicles a size larger.

Model

2013 Volvo XC60

2013 Acura RDX

2013 Audi Q5

2013 BMW X3

MPG (City)

19

20

20

21

MPG (Highway)

25

28

28

28

MPG (Combined)

21

23

23

24

Fuel capacity

18.5

16

19.8

17.7

Range (City/hwy)

365.4

340

396

371.1

The EPA-estimated fuel economy is 19 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on the highway, and 21 mpg combined with front-drive and 18/24/20 respectively with all-wheel drive. Both are average for the segment. The Volvo XC60 comparatively has lower fuel efficiency in the segment. It has a decent fuel tank capacity, which despite its low fuel efficiency, provides a higher travel range.

Interior
8.0/10

The XC60’s interior is sleek and understated. There are many controls and buttons in the dash, but they are easy to identify and use, most notably the ventilation controls in the shape of a human. To direct air to your upper body, just hit the figure’s "head." Contrasting colors adorn seats and door panels and the bucket-style front seats are very comfortable. 

The rear seat is particularly roomy along with a high seat cushion, above-average headroom, and decent legroom for adults. The available integrated dual child booster seats are a great feature. All the crossovers offer a seating capacity of 5 in the segment. The crossover has a cargo capacity of 30.8 cubic feet, which is the biggest number in the competition.

Model

2013 Volvo XC60

2013 Acura RDX

2013 Audi Q5

2013 BMW X3

Seating capacity

5

5

5

5

Front row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.0/56.7/41.2

38.7/58.6/42.0

39.4/57.7/41.0

40.7/57.3/39.9

Rear row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.5/55.2/36.4

38.1/57.2/38.3

39.0/.56.4/37.4

39.1/36.8/56.0

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

30.8

26.1

29.1

27.6

Volvo has been making an effort in recent years to give its vehicles some interior flair, and the five-passenger XC60 is the brand's best result yet. The thin-panel center stack which comes with metallic trim as standard and real wood trim as an option combined with the optional two-tone upholstery results in the XC60's cabin looking both modern and inviting. Major interior features include:

  • Two-tone black and beige seats
  • Front And Rear Seats Are Comfortable
  • Heated Seats
  • Rearview Camera
  • Navigation System
  • Large Sunroof

How intuitive is the 2013 Volvo XC60 infotainment unit?

Standard features in the XC60 include Bluetooth, HD Radio, satellite radio, auxiliary and USB inputs, and an eight-speaker stereo. The gauges are large and clear, as are the audio and climate functions. A navigation system, a 12-speaker Dolby Pro-Logic Surround Sound system, and a dual-screen rear-seat DVD entertainment system are optional. Major infotainment features include:

  • Audio system with satellite and HD radio
  • USB and auxiliary ports
  • Bluetooth
  • Eight speaker sound system
  • Navigation system (Optional)
  • 12-speaker Dolby Pro-Logic Surround Sound system (Optional)
Exterior
9.0/10

The 2013 Volvo XC60 is offered in nine colors, where the metallic colors carry an additional charge. The base 3.2 model features 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights with headlight washers, roof rails, automatic wipers, and heated mirrors. The R-Design models have stylish 20-inch wheels that lessen the XC60’s off-road abilities in favor of more pavement performance. The Volvo XC60 resembles the Audi Q3 closely in terms of dimensions, except that the Volvo XC60 has the highest ground clearance in this segment.

Model

2013 Volvo XC60

2013 Acura RDX

2013 Audi Q5

2013 BMW X3

Curb Weight (lbs)

3958

3717

4079

4112

Length (in.)

182.2

183.5

182.6

183.0

Width(in.)

83.5

73.7

82.2

82.6

Height(in.)

67.4

66.1

65.2

65.4

Ground clearance (in.)

9.1

8.1

7.9

8.3

Wheelbase(in.)

109.2

105.7

110.5

110.6

The vehicle’s roof rails are low to reduce wind noise, and an optional crossbar system can be attached to carry bikes, kayaks, skis, and more. The SUV doesn't carry the heaviest curb weight, which is done by the BMW X3 in the competition. When comparing the wheelbase, again BMW has the most at 110.6 inches. Major exterior highlights of the XC60 include:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels (Base 3.2 model)
  • 20-inch alloy wheels (R-Design models)
  • Automatic wipers
  • Heated mirrors
  • New tunnel-detection system for the headlamps
Safety
9.8/10

In government crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2013 Volvo XC60 received 5 (out of 5) stars for front- and side-impact protection, and 4 stars for rollover protection. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the XC60 received "Good" ratings for all impact protection tests. Apart from the structural strength of the SUV, the XC60 also brings a variety of safety features to the table. Few salient safety features include:

  • Anti-lock brakes
  • Active front head restraints
  • Front side airbags, and side curtain airbags
  • Blind-spot monitoring system 
  • A proprietary pedestrian-detection system 
Final Verdict

The 2013 Volvo XC60 neither offers an extraordinary engine performance nor does it come with segment-leading fuel economy, however, the emphasis on the car has greatly been towards the safety, build-quality, and reliability of the car. Nothing comes close to the 2013 Volvo XC60 when it comes to providing a family-friendly, safe, and sturdy crossover with an appealing exterior.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$39200

body style

4dr SUV

engine type
displacement

195 cu in

horse power

240 hp @ 6200 rpm

torque

236 lb.-ft. @ 3200 rpm

transmission

6 speed automatic w/OD and auto manual

dimensions
length

182.2 in

wheelbase

109.2 in

width

74.4 in

curb weight

4012 lbs

Height

67.4 in

Ground Clearance

9 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

98.6 cu ft

cargo volume

67.4 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

19/22/25 mpg

highway range

462.5 mi

warranty
basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.


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2013 Volvo XC60

Premier Plus 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)

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User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 10, 2022

Safe and reliable modern crossover

Pros - Interior space, comfortable ride, good acceleration, many safety features and ample cargo space.

Cons - Cluttered control layout and poor gas mileage.

Comfortable and spacious luxury SUV. My XC60 has served me and my family well over the years, and it is still going strong after 80000 miles. With its sleek and rakish angles, it nevertheless manages to seem handsome in my opinion. For me, the gas mileage of 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highways is not very noteworthy. It rides well on most road conditions, and its supple suspension keeps...

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2013 Volvo XC60

Premier 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 230 hp 6cyl 6A)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 19, 2022

Luxurious and safe SUV

Pros - Good safety scores,user friendly entertainment system, and stylish cabin design.

Cons - Unintuitive interior controls

Well rounded SUV with stylish cabin Volvo upheld its guarantee when I had an internal oil leak. After following the instructions on the TSB, the corporate approved the replacement of my pistons and rings at 62000 miles. It's sort of like a new engine. I'm a happy camper.It continues on the history of Volvo cars, including its top-of-the-line safety, but in a contemporary, fashionable crossover.Th...

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2014 Volvo XC60

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User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 25, 2022

Attractive and strong SUV

Pros - Excellent safety, ample interior space, comfortable ride, strong engine, and distinctive exterior design.

Cons - Confusing infotainment system.

SUV with distinctive styling and comfortable ride. With the attractive looks and distinctive styling, the performance of my XC60 is also great. Well I'm not tech savvy so the entertainment is a little confusing.for me but other than that XC60 = Perfection for my needs. Crest Volvo in Frisco, TX provided me with an excellent car-buying experience!! People here did an excellent job of matchin...

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Volvo XC60 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$47,039
5 Year Cost To Own
$64,733
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $64,733
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$6,978$5,418$4,399$4,929$4,320$26,044
Insurance$1,264$1,279$1,378$1,376$1,415$6,712
Fuel$2,093$2,194$2,209$2,302$2,307$11,105
Maintenance$152$460$741$1,610$2,418$5,381
Repairs$-2$50$-40$775$1,215$1,998
Financing Interest$2,906$2,344$1,773$1,148$396$8,567
Taxes and Fees$3,949$322$247$193$215$4,926
Total Cost-To-Own$17,340$12,067$10,707$12,333$12,286$64,733
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